Skill-Building Programming


The University of Illinois Counseling Center strives to offer students the tools they need to be successful. It's common for students to need assistance building skills to cope with the stress and challenges of college life and beyond. As such, we offer several series of "mini-courses" designed to help build academic and stress management skills. For more information about the series that we offer, please select the options you're interested in learning more about.

Creating Alternative Alcohol Plans (CAAP): Helps students evaluate how alcohol use may be affecting goals and offers strategies for safer alcohol use.

EVERYbody Project: A body acceptance-based program designed to help students feel better about their bodies as we directly discuss the impact of diversity within cultural appearance ideals

In Focus: Assists students who have ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms.

Marijuana Information Class (MIC): Helps students evaluate how marijuana use may be affecting goals and offers strategies for safer marijuana use.

Perfectionism: Focuses on recognizing when perfectionistic tendencies can be harmful and how to implement coping strategies to better manage.

RIO: Offers students a chance to develop skills to recognize and understand their emotions and use mindfulness principles to regulate emotions and determine what changes they'd like to make in their lives. RIO stands for recognition, insight, and openness.

Test Anxiety: This workshop discusses effective ways to manage test anxiety and perform better on exams.

Time Management: This workshop will help you reflect on how you prioritize, learn task-management and motivation strategies, and understand the importance of self-care and allowing yourself breaks.

Tuesday@7: Presented by Counseling Center Paraprofessionals. These peer-facilitated workshops focus on "Students Helping Students" by enhancing mental health, well-being, and success.